A person is rescued from a collapsed building in Adana, Turkey. Photo/Eren Bozkurt/Anadolu Agency
ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the death toll from the earthquake in that country reached 912 people. Another 5,385 people were injured.
The Syrian Ministry of Health also provided the latest data on the number of victims due to the earthquake. A total of 326 people were killed and 1,042 injured in Syria.
Thus, the total death toll in the two countries became 1,238 people and 6,427 people were injured.
Meanwhile, the Russian emergency team is ready to assist Turkey and Syria in eliminating the consequences of the earthquake.
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Concern and condolences were immediately expressed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia is waiting for signals from Syria and Turkey regarding the delivery of aid, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.
“We are waiting for signals from our Turkish friends. And from our Syrian friends,” Peskov told a briefing.
He added, “Russia’s willingness to help was demonstrated at the highest political level.”
The spokesman said while the countries have their own emergency agencies, Russian rescue teams have “certain technology”, particularly when it comes to determining the suitability of certain buildings after an earthquake.
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